How to apply for a place for your child
St. George’s Catholic Primary School was founded by the Catholic Church to provide education for children of Catholic
families. As a Catholic school, we aim to provide a Catholic education for all our pupils. At a Catholic school, Catholic doctrine and practice permeate every aspect of the school’s activity. It is essential that the Catholic character of the school’s education be fully supported by all families in the school. All applicants are therefore expected to give their full, unreserved and positive support for the aims and ethos of the school.
CERTIFICATE OF CATHOLIC PRACTICE
Applicants applying under criteria 2 to 6 must submit a Certificate of Catholic Practice (CCP) by the closing date. This form (which used to be called a priest’s reference form) is available from the parish or from the diocesan website. Parents should fill in the top part of the form with their details and then take the form to their parish priest (or the priest at the parish where they normally worship) for signature. It is the parent’s duty to ensure that the CCP is submitted to the school in good time. The priest will only sign this form if he knows you and agrees that you are a Certificate of Catholic Practice family.
Applications for In-Year admissions are made directly to the school. If a place is available and there is no waiting list the child will be admitted subject to the same admissions criteria. If there is a waiting list, then applications will be ranked by the Governing Body in accordance with the oversubscription criteria. If a place cannot be offered at this time then you may ask us for the reasons and you will be informed of your right of appeal. You will be offered the opportunity of being placed on a waiting list. This waiting list will be maintained by the Governing Body in the order of the oversubscription criteria and not in the order in which the applications are received. Names are removed from the list at the end of each academic year. When a place becomes available the Governing Body will re-rank the list and make an offer to the person at the top of the list. The local authority will be informed of the offer as soon as it has been accepted.
To apply for an in-year faith school application you will need to complete a supplementary information form (SIF) and send it directly to the school. You will also need to complete the in-year school application form
For full details on how to apply see the Guide to Primary Schools 2020/21
Click on the link for the eAdmissions website.
Outcome Date: 16th April 2021
Late date for lodging Appeal Forms: 20th May 2021
For Appeals timetable please click here